Category Archives: Baseball in General

Happy Opening Day!

Ah, Opening Day! My favorite holiday of the year. There’s nothing like the first game of the season to symbolize hope. Opening Day signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring (no matter how much more it might … Continue reading

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Play by Play the Old-Fashioned Way

I love my high-definition television, especially when it comes to watching baseball games. I like replay and all the different camera angles and I like seeing it all from the comfort of my couch. Despite the visual splendor that modern … Continue reading

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Mom and Me at Old Oriole Park (Indirectly)

I want everyone to know that I have been memorialized in what was once the ballpark in which my mom spent a great deal of time when she was a girl. Well, mentioned is perhaps a better word than memorialized, … Continue reading

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I Believe in Miracles and Scooter Gennett

Scooter Gennett reminded us again last night (that is on June 6th) why baseball is the greatest game in the world, when he became only the 17th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single … Continue reading

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Brooks, Still the Magician

This is a weird day for me, and probably many other similar-aged people, boys especially, who grew up in Baltimore in the 1960s and 70s. My childhood hero, Brooks Robinson, turns 80 today. 80! I knew that one day Brooks … Continue reading

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My Grumpy Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

Each year I become less enamored of making predictions for the upcoming baseball season, which is no doubt obvious considering that I’m only getting around to them now, three days after the season has started. This is probably because each … Continue reading

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The Ballplayers of WWII Did Their Part

All of you know of my passion for baseball and of my deep interest in World War II. Today—on this Day of Infamy—I thought all of you would find interesting the reaction of the ballplayers to this national crisis. Future … Continue reading

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